Windrush flag raising locations
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The Windrush Generations Flag Design Receives National & International Recognition
Flag raising ceremonies are due to be held in; Bradford, Birmingham, Southampton, Bristol, Peterborough, Leeds, Manchester, Salford, Wolverhampton, Luton, Newcastle, Calderdale and Kingston, Jamaica over the weekend of June 20th with one also being raised aloft outside the British Home Office Building in London.
The Windrush National Organisation Public Engagement Meetings
The "One-One Coco Full Basket" Food Distribution Initiative
The Windrush Scandal
The eruption of the Windrush scandal, as it has become known, sparked fierce national debate over immigration and the status of those who arrived from the Caribbean before 1973.
The government has now issued an apology over its treatment of the 'Windrush generation', who were being ordered to prove they had the right to stay in Britain - even though they had been here for over 50 years.
Like EU citizens who live in Britain now, Windrush migrants had permission to stay under UK rules but they were told that they had to prove their eligibility to stay - despite it emerging that the landing cards recording their arrival dates were destroyed in 2010, months after Theresa May became Home Secretary.
There is "no limit" to the amount of money that could be paid out to victims of the Windrush scandal, the home secretary, Sajid Javid has said, he hopes the scheme will "right the wrongs" of a "mistake that should never have happened".
Thousands of people were wrongly targeted by the "hostile environment" strategy for illegal immigration.
Many of those affected were people from Caribbean countries who arrived in the UK between 1948 and 1971.
People from other Commonwealth and non-Commonwealth countries who arrived in the UK before 1988 were also affected and are eligible to apply for compensation, Mr Javid said in a Commons statement.
The estates of people who have died whilst waiting for their status would also be allowed to make a claim, he added.
Windrush Compensation Scheme find out more